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Lincoln Theater

1305 Myrtle Walk,
Baton Rouge, LA 70802

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Lincoln Theater

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Built in 1956, the Lincoln Theater has been a movie and entertainment showplace for Baton Rouge’s African-American community for decades. For many, the Lincoln Theater was the only venue during the era of segregation.

Despite all of the community’s support, in 1986, the theater’s business took a nosedive and the Lincoln Theater was closed.

There was talk about it reopening in May 2001, but this never happened. However, the 600-seat Lincoln Theater is gradually being restored to emulate its original appearance.

Contributed by Ross Melnick

Recent comments (view all 5 comments)

muyloco
muyloco on June 3, 2011 at 11:43 am

This theater is NOT open, nor did it re-open when Dick Gregory was there in 2001. It’s hopefully about to undergo some long-overdue renovations, which will keep this historic landmark around for years to come.

CSWalczak
CSWalczak on July 2, 2012 at 10:17 pm

Interior pictures: 1 2

gumbo123
gumbo123 on July 18, 2018 at 8:33 am

Federal grant money recently allocated to restore this historical property:

http://www.wbrz.com/news/officials-looking-to-renovate-historic-lincoln-theater/

gumbo123
gumbo123 on July 18, 2018 at 8:36 am

history & interior tour on this WAFB 9 News story:

http://www.wafb.com/story/28181809/saving-the-lincoln-theater-in-baton-rouge

gumbo123
gumbo123 on July 18, 2018 at 8:40 am

https://www.theadvocate.com/baton_rouge/news/article_2832abae-3c25-11e8-8256-ff464114e3ce.html

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